Andria Theatre hosts student project: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ opens June 20

The show opened at the downtown theater Thursday with performances Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, and from Wednesday-Saturday, June 26-29. All shows are at 7 p.m.

This production is one of two Student Theatre Projects at Andria Theatre this year. The Student Theatre Project is a theater camp and performing arts experience for children ages 10-18.

The students meet throughout the spring and summer, with performances in June and August. A wide range of theater experiences are offered, including training in vocal, drama and dance performance, marketing, ticket sales and event promotion. Students also learn about set and costume design, as well as what it takes to run a theater.

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About the show

After being sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph connects with the Egyptian noble, Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife.

While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and eventually, he ends up reuniting with his father.

Before that, however, Joseph’s brothers tell their father that Joseph was killed and their bereft father leaves. The brothers and their wives, on the other hand, happily celebrate the loss of Joseph.

Cast

Narrator — Ari Janssen

Jacob — Jonah Heidelberger

Joseph — Nick Nelson

Reuben — Regan Peterson

Judah — Ben Borden

Asher — Thomas Williams

Zebulun — Coltan Koehn

Dan — Matt Wieberdink

Simeon — Lauren Russell

Levi — Brooke Houska

Issachar — Isaac Kent

Gad — Brett Strandskov

Naphtali — Nicholas Zabroski (Jeryn Drewes on the second weekend)

Benjamin — Sydney Bock

Potiphar — Brett Strandskov

Potiphar’s wife — Hannah Rinicker

Baker — Allie Randazzo

Butler — Mya Santelman

Pharaoh — Isaac Kent

Solo boy 1 — Beth Odden

Solo boy 2 — Jordan Rymer

Snake 1 — Myra Nelson

Snake 2 — Olivia Brault

Camel 1 — KD Tomoson

Camel 2 — Eden Phillips

Chorus, ensemble and everything else: Eden Phillips, Olivia Brault, Myra Nelson, KD Tomoson, Jordan Rymer, Beth Odden, Allie Randazzo, Mya Santelman, Hannah Rinicker, Brett Strandskov, Lauren Russell, Brooke Houska, Jeryn Drewes, Nicholas Zabroski, Regan Peterson, Thomas Williams, Coltan Koehn, Matt Wieberdink, Sydney Bock, Isaac Kent, Jonah Heidelberger and Ben Borden

Crew

Director — David Christman

Assistant director — Holly Wallerich

Choreographer — Lindsey Ann Ryding

Student choreographers — Lauren Russel and Mya Santelman

Music director — Cindy Roos

Costume, hair and make-up designer — Katelyn Niemeyer

Props and set decor — Donna Magnuson

Set design and construction — Regan Peterson and Quincy Roers

Lighting tech — Jenny Raether

Stage managers — Holly Wallerich and Donna Magnuson

Backstage techs — KD Tomoson, Hannah Riniker and Allie Randazzo

Sound tech — Greg Raether

Box office manager — Joy Wrolson

Executive director — Ann Hermes

If you go

• WHAT: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

• WHEN: Thursday-Saturday, June 20-22 and Wednesday-Saturday, June 26-29, with all shows at 7 p.m.

• WHERE: Andria Theatre, 618 Broadway St., Alexandria

• TICKETS: Go to www.andriatheatre.org or call the box office at 320-762-8300.

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